# cylindrical coordinates

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## cylindrical coordinates

*pl n*

(Mathematics) three coordinates defining the location of a point in three-dimensional space in terms of its polar coordinates (

*r*, θ) in one plane, usually the (*x, y*) plane, and its perpendicular distance,*z,*measured from this planeCollins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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